Water has been used as an energy storage media in high power pulse power machines for decades. The use of water tilled spark gaps to transfer energy from one energy storage stage to another has led to a high degree of integration not possible with gas switches. This, coupled with the relatively high breakdown strength of water manifests as short gap lengths and correspondingly low switch inductance. Though water switches have been used extensively in pulsed power drivers for many yean, a predictive capability…
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